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Saturday August 17, 2019

How to Help a Parent Declutter
Savvy Living
My 70-year-old mother has become somewhat of a hoarder. Since my father died a few years ago, her house is so disorganized and messy with stuff that it is becoming a hazard. What should I do to help her? Clutter addiction is a problem that affects up to 5% of Americans, many of whom are seniors. The problems can range anywhere from moderate messiness to severe hoarding, which may be related to a mental health condition such as obsessive-compulsive disorder. Here are some things you should know along with some tips and resources that can help your mom. Why People Hoard Many people hoard because they have an extreme sentimental attachment to their possessions, or they believe they might...
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IRS Reveals Revamped Tax Withholding Tool
Washington News
For many years, the IRS has offered the "Withholding Calculator," an online tool to assist taxpayers in performing a "Paycheck Checkup." After listening to taxpayer feedback, the IRS has replaced the Withholding Calculator with a new tool designed to improve taxpayers' user experience. In IR-2019-139, the Service announced the release of the "Tax Withholding Estimator." This new calculation tool may be accessed at IRS.gov and offers taxpayers an updated, more user-friendly interface. The new Tax Withholding Estimator is designed to be used on mobile devices as well as personal computers. Taxpayers with two-income households or those who have encountered a change in life circumstances may...
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Planning for Senior Care
Personal Planner
Planning for retirement and senior care is very important. The activities of daily living for a senior person include...
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